2019 Kia Forte Delivers Sportier Design & Added Tech Inside

2019 Kia Forte Fishkill NY

When you take a look at the 2019 Kia Forte, you’ll find it has a more athletic appearance similar to the all-new Kia Stinger model that debuted last year. But, you’ll also get the affordability, reliability and amenities you’d get in the Forte that’s been gracing roads in the Mid Hudson Valley NY for the last decade.

2019 Kia Forte Beacon NY

Redesigned Look

The 2019 Kia Forte has already turned heads at our Poughkeepsie NY dealership location. That’s because the exterior gives you the following enhanced design cues made to bring out this sedan’s sporty side:

  • Long hood with integrated creases
  • Revamped signature tiger nose grille
  • Aggressive black lower valence
  • Stinger-inspired headlamps
  • Sportage-inspired sleek horizontal trim piece connecting the taillights
  • Cowl point that's moved back 5" for a more muscular stance

The new Forte’s interior has also been enhanced thanks to the addition of 3.2" of length for the purpose of providing additional trunk room (15.3 cubic feet of cargo space in fact) and increased rear legroom. More rear headroom can be found thanks to the increased vehicle height, while you'll also note that the new Forte is slightly wider than its predecessor.

New Features Onboard

In addition to an improved look, there are a few key features that this sedan now provides. For starters, coming standard in every 2019 Kia Forte at our dealership serving Fishkill & Beacon NY is now an 8” touchscreen radio with Android Auto & Apple CarPlay support for integrating your smartphone for calling, texting, getting directions, accessing your music & more.

We know that getting the most gas savings possible is optimal whether you’re a commuter with a long drive, a family looking to save a few bucks for the holidays or like to take long road trips. You’ll love to know that the Forte FE comes with Kia's new Intelligent Variable Transmission (IVT) to allow for fuel economy rated at up to an EPA-estimated 41 mpg highway & 31 mpg city, while the other trims (LXS, S & EX) get just 1 mpg less.

The 2019 Forte becomes even safer thanks to the implementation of several Kia Drive Wise technologies. The crash-prevention features you can now find in this sedan include:

  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist
  • Lane Keeping Assist & Lane Departure Warning
  • Driver Attention Warning
  • Forward Collision Warning
  • Smart Cruise Control
  • Blind-Spot Collision Warning with Rear Cross-Traffic Collision Warning
2019 Kia Forte Launch Edition NY

2019 Kia Forte Launch Edition

If you want a limited-edition vehicle that gives you the total package, you should look into the Kia Forte Launch Edition. That’s because it gives you an exclusive Fire Orange exterior paint color that really lights up the road whether you’re driving around town or down highways like the NY Thruway.

Some more of the elements that set the Launch Edition apart from the rest of the pack include:

  • Power sunroof
  • Wireless charging for smartphones
  • UVO eServices with Voice Command Premium Navigation
  • Harman/Kardon premium audio system with Clari-Fi
  • LED headlights & interior lighting
  • 17” graphite-finished alloy wheels & rear spoiler for a sporty look
  • Forward Collision-Avoidance Assist with Pedestrian Detection
  • Smart Cruise Control

Many of these features are also offered on other 2019 Forte trims, so we'll let you know which ones you can get on which models.

2019 Kia Forte Federation NY 

2019 Kia Forte Federation

Debuting at SEMA 2018 was the 2019 Kia Forte Federation. This is a bit of a different model since it’s actually a customized vehicle that’s outfitted with parts from leading aftermarket suppliers*.

Colored in a Livid Lime paint scheme, a few of the unique design cues & performance-enhancing features of the Forte Federation include:

  • Aggressive rear deck spoiler, rear diffuser, side skirts, front lip spoiler & front air curtains from Air Design
  • Cold air intake from K&N & axle-back performance exhaust from Borla to make this model roar like a sports car
  • Progressive-rate sport springs from Eibach
  • 19” Mosport wheels from TSW & ultra-high-performance tires from Falken to improve handling

The Kia Forte Federation was unveiled alongside the Kia Forte Drift Car with a Red Bull logo to honor their partnership with our brand & a 375-hp twin-turbo V6 and the 2020 Kia Forte GT that will be the next step into this sedan’s sporty future.

But the 2019 Kia Forte is currently here at Dutchess Kia, so contact our team to learn more about this vehicle or schedule your test drive!

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*Aftermarket accessories are not developed or warrantied by Kia, and may not meet Kia quality standards. Any damage caused to your vehicle due to the failure of an aftermarket accessory may negatively affect the Kia original vehicle limited warranty. Refer to Kia’s Warranty and Consumer Information Manual for terms and restrictions.

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